Thursday, December 28, 2017

When One Door Closes...

As most of you know by now, one of our original members, Joe, has chosen to leave the band.  His last official show with the band will be our New Years Eve show. Although he will be missed by many, we had scour the city in hopes of finding a suitable replacement. This was no easy task. Not only did the new member need to be able to learn and play our show within a couple months, but they had to "fit in". You all know we take pride in not taking ourselves too seriously. We needed someone who wasn't offended by our sense of humor, had similar interests, and just wants to play music to entertain not only the crowds, but also ourselves. 

We went through a handful of auditions. Some really impressed us. Others, not so much. But at the end, we all unanimously agreed on the same person. Please help us in welcoming Shamar Jordan as the newest member of DFR!  He has years of experience, and his happiness, positive attitude, and drive are infectious. Starting in 2018 you'll be able to experience all that is Shamar! 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Ever wanted to be a member of DFR?!

There comes a time in most peoples’ lives when they have to step back, evaluate, and make life-altering decisions to hopefully better themselves. Sometimes that means walking away from someone or something you love, which is never easy. It’s a huge leap of faith, and trusting it’s the right decision is a very tough pill to swallow.

As you may already suspect, a member of DFR is currently going through this, and has decided to step away from the band. Joe is an original member of Dance Floor Riot, and has easily cemented his legacy as a fan-favorite. He brings a charisma to the stage that is extremely admirable, and will absolutely be missed. This was not an easy decision for Joe, but he’s chosen to put his focus on his wife and 2 beautiful children, and although it’s going to potentially change the face of DFR, we fully and lovingly support his decision. 

Joe’s last show date has not yet been set in stone, but you can expect to see a new face on stage with us in 2018. So for now, come out as often as you can, buy Joe a beer (or 10), and let him know how much he’ll be missed.

That being said, anyone know how to sing and play keys?

We have begun the audition process already, but there is obviously a lot of talent in St. Louis that we have yet to tap into, and we’d love to hear from you. Obviously we play a lot, and we rehearse weekly, so please know going in that this is no “garage band” hobby. Any questions, please email

The more info you can send us about yourself, the better. Also, any video of you playing and/or singing would be helpful.

See you soon!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Holy St. Louis!

Are you a fan of ours?! (we're going to assume since you're already this far that you are)
Are you a fan of The Urge?

Well, we've got news for you!! Now, let's get this out of the way... we're NOT playing a show with The Urge (yet anyway). But when July rolls around, we'll be making an announcement involving two of St. Louis' finest... DFR and The Urge! Stay tuned!

OH... and do yourself a favor and save the date. Tuesday,  July 11.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


It's finally happened... WE HAVE BOOKED DATES IN LAS VEGAS!!! 

Thanks to the continued love and support from people like you, we kept pushing to get shows in Vegas. We've finally secured a 4-show run (in the very near future) and we couldn't be happier about it!

However, not ALL expenses are covered, so we're sucking up our pride and asking for help. (Kinda like asking your parents for money... at the age of 45). 

Monday, February 29, 2016


We are finally going to be doing some more traveling in 2016, which is something we've been trying to do for a few years. We'll be visiting the following cities all by July:
Wichita, KS
Las Vegas, NV
Laguna Beach, CA
Aspen, CO
Fort Knox, TN
Osage Beach, MO

Stay up to date on our travels on Twitter & Instagram at @DanceFloorRiot.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

It is finally happening...

Anyone who has ever been in a band will understand and sympathize with the following...
All bands have a list of "dream shows" and "dream venues" they would love to play.  This list usually starts with more attainable goals, with a few long-term ones dabbled in as well.  For instance, one of our early-on goals when we first started was to play at St. Louis hotspot "Helen Fitzgerald's" since every huge band that worked the circuit played there.  We achieved that goal in under a year.  We have accomplished many of our more attainable goals, a couple of the long-term ones, and even a few bigger ones we weren't even realizing would be a possibility. 

Well, to make a long story short, since our band has started we have always had a "dream show" that we have wanted to play; Halloween night at the world famous Lemp Mansion. It is literally THE biggest Halloween party in the city, and one of the biggest in the country, given the history of Lemp Mansion.

Cutting straight to the chase here... we did it.  We finally booked it.  We will be one of three bands playing their Halloween Bash on October 31st, 2015.

We cannot express how excited and grateful we are for this opportunity!  We are all big fans of Halloween in general, especially anything relating to the Lemp Mansion, as we're all from the St. Louis area. We even rehearse in the old Lemp Brewery!

Details are HERE.  We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

It's Music Video Time!!!

We are getting ready to shoot our first music video!!  We have pulled no stops with this one!!  We've put in a lot of time, creativity and money... but something was missing.  Something that makes us... "us". We racked our brains trying to figure out what was missing.... then it hit us.  We aren't "us"... without YOU!!  As cliche as it sounds, we need our fans!! 

We're sooting the video on January 11th, 2015, and we are allowed to bring 10 fans along to participate in the music video!

Here are answers to the most common questions;
Q: What would I be doing in the video?
A: Just rocking out to a DFR show!  We're playing a medley of songs, and we need a group of people who are willing to stand in front of us and dance and rock out to us!

Q: How long will I need to be there?
A: You'll need to arrive by 4:30pm. You could potentially be there until midnight.  (Like I said, we're going all-out on this). Very unlikely you'd be there until midnight, but possible. So you'd need to be prepared to stay that long just in case.

Q: If we're staying from 4:40-midnight, is dinner provided?
A: Hell no. You have a job, you can buy your own dinner.

Q: What do I need to wear?
A: What you would wear to any of our shows!  No costumes, no logos, no photos and no text on your shirts please. Just go with solid colors or prints. Dress normal... but look good b/c this video will be seen across America!

Q: How do I get selected as 1 of the 10 people?
A: Simple. Email us and tell us why you want in! Our email is our band name at Tell us your name, age and phone number.

Q: Can I bring a friend 
A: Nope.  This is an invite only event, so if you want to bring a friend... make sure you put info for everyone you want to attend in the email so we can consider you all. (All attendees must be 21, and you will need to sign a release.)

We hope you're all as excited about this as we are, and we look forward to partying with some of you on January 11th!

Note: No alcohol will be allowed on set.